A nearly yearlong fight may have come to a close Tuesday night after the City Council voted 6-0 to deny JP23 a license to operate in the city.
The owner of JP23 claims the city’s Department of Financial Management, which issues business licenses, improperly took into account negative media coverage over sexual assault allegations connected to its Fullerton location when the permit was denied in March.
The new Citra from Lime is designed to replace short urban car trips and will be exclusively on the streets of Long Beach this summer.
The Downtown Long Beach restaurant and club opened in October, but city officials say it never acquired a business license or entertainment permit and now a hearing officer could decide if it can continue to operate.
JP23, a restaurant and lounge that has had issues with its Fullerton location, is fighting with the city over its business license and entertainment permits, which the city says it never acquired.
Despite some residual hesitation to gather in large crowds—and businesses’ troubles finding workers to serve drinks, bus tables or ring up sales—business in Downtown Long Beach is slowly rebounding after the worst of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to the Downtown Long Beach Alliance’s newly released annual retail snapshot.
For 56 years, SnugTop has manufactured aftermarket fiberglass truck caps, also known as camper shells, at its five-acre facility in West Long Beach but operations will cease for good Oct. 15, according to the company.
Leaders in the Cambodian community worry that the closure of cultural restaurant La Lune Thmey in December 2019 may have been the beginning of the loss of one of the city’s most well-known and identifiable corridors, particularly as developers see potential in the area.
While the city has not addressed how it might enforce a potential vaccination requirement in Long Beach, looking back at how it handled previous health orders sheds light on some of the city’s limitations to ensure that businesses are following the law.